The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/4/2021

Each day Media Bias Fact Check selects and publishes fact checks from around the world. We only utilize fact-checkers that are either a signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) or have been verified as credible by MBFC. Further, we review each fact check for accuracy before publishing. (D. Van Zandt)

Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience/Other

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “A recent study shows that 55 of the nation’s biggest corporations paid zero in federal income tax last year.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Fact-checking President Joe Biden’s first speech to Congress

Claim via Social Media: Julian Assange admitted WikiLeaks never posted “dirt” on Donald Trump because no such material existed.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

Did Julian Assange say there’s no ‘dirt’ on Donald Trump?

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Human trafficking and drugs” at the Mexico border have “doubled, tripled and quadrupled” since Joe Biden became president.

PolitiFact rating: False (The number of drug seizure events is up 11% in the first three months of 2021. No evidence for other claims)

No proof for Trump’s claim of surge in trafficking, drugs at border under Biden

Claim by Viral Image: the Memphis, Tennessee, Police Department will no longer respond to certain crimes “effective immediately.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Will The Memphis Police Department No Longer Respond To Certain Crimes?

Claim by the Daily Beast: Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner expressed genuine concern over “tracking devices” when he asked a health official about their potential presence in COVID-19 vaccines during a county board meeting.

Snopes.com rating: False (they cut 1 hour of video missing the context completely)

Was an Orange County Supervisor Seriously Concerned About Vaccine ‘Tracking Devices’?

Daily Beast Rating

(International: India) Claim: Armed forces set up COVID care hospital in Bengaluru

Newsmeter rating: False

Armed forces set up COVID care hospital in Delhi, not Bengaluru

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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